A new list from the NME, and some thoughts about pop-hackery

Secretly, what modern mainstream pop-hackery confirms is that there’s a fundamental sadness to the role of music writer, or at least there is if you let it take hold – you are employed to basically be a hanger-on, an eavesdropper, a spod, a geek, someone who won’t shut up about something the rest of the world just get on enjoying.

 Everett True

mini-interview with Everett True about the Dandelions

When we hear music this special we want to share it.

 Everett True

Song of the day – the Top 40

fluttering wing-movements and stuttering synth breaks and fluting woodwind and those stunning voices

 Everett True

Song of the day – 274: The Dandelions (free download)

I was tipped off to this delight by gentleman Ben Ayres (Cornershop) a few months back. It was, he felt, something that I might well enjoy.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 265: Cornershop (free download)

Reasons to be cheerful, part three. A new track from Tijinder, a bit of give and spin ya,

 Everett True

Song of the day – 206: Sonny & The Sunsets

I dunno. Whenever I see the words “vintage styled West Coast pop”, my heart sinks. It usually means some asshole or other getting all postmodern on the Beach Boys’ widescreen asses

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Song of the day – 91: Cornershop

I’m sure this album came out two or three years ago in the UK. Maybe not. You lose track of time here. Anyway, it’s just being issued in Australia, and seeing as how a) I love it, and b) The Vine have commissioned me to write a review, I thought I’d post this song here. […]